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He Quit!

A man who has spent decades as a law enforce­ment offi­cer in Defi­ance County is call­ing it quits. The Cres­cent News reports that Gene Laney, who turns 70 years old today, says he’s retire­ing. Laney was once Hicksville’s police chief. In recent years, he has worked as a Defi­ance County …

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Jobs Appear Safe At SensoryEffects

We recently told you about the planned acqui­si­tion of Sen­so­ry­Ef­fects in Defi­ance by New York based Balchem Corp. Now, the Cres­cent News is report­ing that there will be lit­tle if any changes for those work­ing there, and that’s good news. Sen­so­ry­Ef­fects says the com­pany is “oper­at­ing as is, with no …

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Scam Warning

Williams County Sher­iff Steven Towns has put out the warn­ing about another scam that is mak­ing the rounds in our area. The sher­iff says the new scam involves a man call­ing from 917–460-9954 stat­ing he’s from Pub­lish­ers Clear­ing­house. The caller informs peo­ple that they have won the sweep­stakes’ cash grand …

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Job Fair Set

Area job seek­ers have an oppor­tu­nity to net­work with more than 60 employ­ers at a community-wide job fair com­ing up next Tues­day from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. The event will be held in the atrium at North­west State Com­mu­nity Col­lege, and is free and open to the pub­lic. Indus­tries that will …

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Don’t Miss The Blood Drive

The Amer­i­can Red Cross will hold a blood drive at Mercy Defi­ance Clinic, 1400 E. Sec­ond St., Defi­ance, on Tues­day, April 8, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. To sched­ule an appoint­ment call toll-free 800–733-2767, or go to www.redcrossblood.org and enter spon­sor code def­clin. The blood drive will be held in the …

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Henry Court News

A Napoleon man, arraigned in Henry County Court on five counts of gross sex­ual impo­si­tion, has been released on a per­sonal recog­ni­zance bond. 67 year old Larry Byr­ley of Napoleon entered a plea of not guilty to the third degree felony charges. He’ll be back in court at a later …

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Bryan PD Report

Bryan Police report that they were kept busy yes­ter­day. On Wednes­day morn­ing around 2:30, Bryan Police arrested 40 year old Den­nis Posey of Bryan on a charge of assault. Posey was locked up in CCNO. Then, yes­ter­day morn­ing around 8:30, Bryan Police arrested 58 year old Dwight Craw­ford of Bryan …

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Church Rebounds

The Edger­ton United Methodist Church was destroyed by a light­ning strike back on the night of July 17, 2012. It’s been a long and dif­fi­cult road back, but this Sun­day, the con­gre­ga­tion will cel­e­brate com­ple­tion of the new church with sanc­ti­fi­ca­tion of the sanc­tu­ary at 10:30 Sun­day morn­ing. Pas­tor Richard …

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Cable Agreement

Bryan Munic­i­pal Util­i­ties has announced that Via­com and the National Cable Tele­vi­sion Coop­er­a­tive have come to terms in an agree­ment which will keep Nick­elodeon, MTV, Spike and other net­works on the air locally. The two com­pa­nies signed a con­tract Wednes­day, which assures that pro­gram­ming on all the Via­com net­works will …

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Crash In Henry County

The Henry County Sheriff’s Office says an acci­dent Tues­day evening injured three Napoleon res­i­dents. The sheriff’s office reports that just before 7 Tues­day evening, a vehi­cle dri­ven by 27 year old Jen­nifer King of Napoleon, was west­bound on U.S. 6/24 in the left lane, when it went into the median …

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